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  • The Class of 2015 celebrates their first day as red-hot seniors!

  • Open House

    Mrs. Deaton greets parents and students at Open House

  • Link Crew 2014

    Mrs. Bass welcomes the class of 2018 at our first Link Crew session

  • JM students and parents in Toledo, Spain this summer.

  • UNC Music Camp

    JM Chorus students and Mr. Fry at concert of UNC Music Camp. Thanks, JM Arts for funding Summer Arts Scholarships!

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School Announcements
Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Scholarship seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.
 
Criteria: Be a high school senior; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at a 4-year college or university; demonstrate critical financial need ($55,0000or lower adjusted gross family income is required); community involvement, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher; be a US citizen
 
 
Deadline: October 25, 2015
11th grade parent night
The Counseling Department is hosting an 11th grade parent night this Thursday, September 25 at 6 pm in the media center.  Topics that will be shared include graduation requirements, college admission required testing, career & college promise, and education opportunities such as Summer Ventures.  A question & answer session will follow.
Community service opportunity this weekend!!!!!
Chatham Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a Car show (Cars for Castles - cruise-In) this Saturday (9/27/14 at the Pittsboro Fair grounds) and are partnering with Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro for a 5K run on this same day.  They need about 10 to 12 volunteers to work at each of these fundraising events.  
 
If you have a group or if you know of individuals that would like to volunteer to help at either of these events, please TELL TAMMY MORRIS OR EMAIL NORMA BOONE AT THE CENTRAL OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  The car show will run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, and you can choose your own hours for volunteering.  Please consider coming out to help make both of these fundraising events successful.  Our greatest success happens with the help of our volunteers.    
 
Volunteer duties:
People are needed to work the registration table, food preparation, parking cars, giving out goody bags, selling tickets for the raffle. 
 
Events: Classic car show, the UNC helicopter, a DJ will be there for the music, Ben and Jerry's have donated ice cream and will scoop for two hours. Lunch will be served from 11 am - 1 pm in which you can get 2 hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5.00.
We have a raffle for a  42" LG TV and a Gas Grill donated by HH Gregg and Lowes.  These tickets are $1.00.  Our hopes are to sell 1,000 tickets.
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Celebrate Youth Volunteerism!
 
What: Prudential Spirit of Community Award
 
Award: Win $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. in May!
 
Criteria: Be in grades 9-12; be a legal resident of NC; have participated in a volunteer activity after September 1, 2013
 
To Apply: Fill out an application online at http://www.nassp.org/spirit, print and turn in to the Counseling Office by Friday October 31, 2014
Grease Rehearsal Schedule Sept. 22-25
Monday, Sept. 22:  6:30 to 8. Pages 48-59.  Act 2, scenes 3, 4, 5.
Danny, Sandy, Frenchy, Marty, Rizzo, Roger, Doody, Kenickie, Sonny, Jan, Patty, Angie, Eugene.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 23:  3:30 to 4:15, Jan and Roger, Marty.  4:15 to 5:00, all the guys for Greased Lightning.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 24:  4:30 5:15, Danny and Sandy.  5:15 to 6:00, all the girls in Freddy My Love.
 
Thursday, Sept. 25:  6:30 to 8. Pages 35 to 48.  Act 2, scenes 1 and 2.
Sandy, Johnny Casino, Vince, Rizzo, Danny, Jan, Roger, Frenchy, Doody, Patty, Eugene, Cha-Cha, Kenickie, Marty, Sonny, Miss Lynch, Angie
JM Junior Takes Top Prize in FFA Event
Jordan-Matthews junior Sarah Thomas won 1st place in the state for the Future Farmers of America Dairy Handling Competition that took place at the Mountain Sate Fair in Asheville, NC Saturday, September 13, 3014. This win enables her to represent North Carolina and compete at the FFA National Convention in October, 2015 at Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations Sarah!
Parent University Sessions Scheduled
Parent University begins this fall with two events. Dr. Kelly Batten presents information about High School Credit by Demonstrated Mastery at JM on Oct. 21. Parents of and students enrolled in advanced middle school classes and high school students may be interested in this event. On Thursday, October 9 at Pittsboro Elementary School, Dr. Rick Courtright talks about the definitions of giftedness and about Duke TIP. This is open to all parents & students.  multi-purpose room. Both events are from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Launch Sessions Begin Monday, Sept. 22
Launch sessions will begin Monday. If a student has below an 80 in a class, he or she is required to attend these session which will offer extra tutoring and teacher support. Sessions are from 8:00-8:25 daily, with each day having a session for a different block. For example, if a student has a 75 in a first block Math I class, he will go to Launch for that class on Monday, but if he has an 85 in his second block Earth Science class, he will not have to attend that block's session on Tuesday. Click here to download the Launch Sessions Calendar for Sept/Oct.

If a student has no required Launch session for a day, he does not have to report to school until first block at 8:30. Students who do not have Launch and who arrive on campus before 8:00 may spend that session time in the cafeteria, gym or media center. Students who arrive between 8:00 and 8:25 must report directly to the cafeteria, and stay there until 8:25.
Grease Cast List--They're The Ones That We Want!
Congratulations to the 47 guys and gals who will be bringing Grease to life on the JM stage November 20-22! Mark your calendars now for this fun ride through the 1950s. Click here to view the whole cast!
PSAT registration
PSAT registration will close on Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m.  Limited space remains.  Any juniors taking the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship should pay the $14 fee to Ms. Myles in the main office by this time in order to reserve a seat. All sophomores are automatically registered this year for free based on state funding. 
Parent Portal to View Student Grades Now Open
Parents and guardians: Our grade book portal is now open for you to check your child's grades. If your child went to JM last year, and you created an account, that account should still work. If your child did not attend JM last year, you will need to create a new account. Here is the link to the directions for creating that account.
 
To create the account, you will need your child's Access ID and Access password. You must pick this up ​in person, and you must have identification. Our interpreter, Mrs. Tobar, will have these information sheets, and she will verify parents' ID information. We cannot give this information over the telephone or send it home with students.
Get your ACT/SAT Fee Waiver Today!
You qualify for a ACT/SAT fee Waiver if:
1.You qualify for Free and Reduced lunch
2.You are an AVID or Upward Bound student
3.You have extenuating circumstances with a financial situation at home
**Fee waiver request must be submitted to Mrs. Hanner in the counseling office with a minimum of 24 hours notice!!!
College Information Updates
Seniors and parents: Sign up for text alerts on college information from our college adviser, Ms. Hatcher. Simply send a text message to 910-687-48753 that says “@jmstu” and follow the instructions. You or your student may also follow Ms. Hatcher on twitter: www.twitter.com/JMHS_CollegeAdv
 
Parent Letters in English and Spanish
Can't find the letter sent home to all families this summer with important dates and policies for this school year? Don't worry--download here: Parent Letter English, Parent Letter Spanish, Dress Code English, Dress Code Spanish.
Parking Passes for 2014-15 Now Available
Students may now purchase parking passes for 2014-15. Passes are $15, and students must have the following information: License number, license plate number, color, make and year of the vehicle. See Mrs. Tobar in the front office Monday-Thursday. All students must have a pass to park on campus, and if you lose you tag, you must purchase another one.
Fall 2014 Sports Schedules Available
Click here to download all Fall 2014 Sports Schedules
New Page for Scholarship and Academic Program Information
Looking for notices about scholarships? Check the new Scholarships and Academic Programs link under "For Students" and "For Families" in the menu at the left. Want to receive email updates from this page? Click "Join this Fusion Page" on the right side of the page.